Pyrenees Pattern

Pyrenees Lace
Yarn: Knit Picks Color-Your-Own fingering weight merino
Needles: US 6/4.0 mm Bryspun straights
Gauge: approx. 4.5 st./inch after blocking
Pattern: Pyrenees Pattern
Stitch pattern repeat: 18 st +1; 18 rows
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 295
Notes: The swatch shows two repeats across and two up.

In this lace pattern, every row is an “action” row; i.e., the wrong side is not simply purling across. On the wrong sides you frequently do p2tog-tbl as well as p3tog, so needles with pointy tips are essential. I highly recommend using a lifeline every few rows as it is easy to make mistakes with this pattern and tricky to fix them since you are doing yarnovers in every row. I found it much simpler to rip back to the lifeline.

Knit by:Bonnie


8 Responses to “Pyrenees Pattern”

  1. horve1 Says:

    OK. I am officially sold. I only have the Charted Designs book, I am now on my way to buy the rest! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  2. newamy Says:


  3. Risa Says:

    This is beautiful. It looks tricky, but worth it…

  4. Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy Says:

    This one really vibrates! I like the geometry of it.

  5. Denise Says:

    How would you insert a “lifeline”?

  6. bluepeninsula Says:

    To insert a lifeline, thread a tapestry needle with a length of laceweight yarn or dental floss and run it through all of the stitches. Make a note of which row you inserted the lifeline on. Then, if you need to rip back, you can unravel to the lifeline, pick up the stitches, and continue knitting.

    Be sure not to run the lifeline through your stitch markers.

  7. Nicole Says:

    That is beautiful! (Well beyond my current abilities, but beautiful!)

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